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by | Read by Calista Flockhart

Children Ages 4-6 • 15 min. • Unabridged • © 2003

This story astutely captures the painful shyness of those who are, like Violet, "allergic to attention." Actress Calista Flockhart's surprisingly empathetic reading (was SHE once shy?) creates a spirited, likable Violet who will do anything to avoid the spotlight. Flockhart's characterization of pesky classmate Erwin, who keeps calling attention to Violet just to torture her, is equally believable. Great background music and other sound effects enhance this fine reading without distracting attention from the story of how Violet finds her own way to participate in the school play. Listeners will enjoy learning how the shy Violet triumphs--all from her hidden place in the wings! J.C.G. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]



Book & CD • Weston Woods Studios • 2003

CS ISBN $24.95 • One cassettes

CD ISBN $29.95 • One CDs

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